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Post Options Post Options   Quote Harm vb Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 18:02
Originally posted by 4paul 4paul wrote:

hee hee! - different rules for different organizations, no confusion there!

The Rule of Thirds is an approximation of an approximation - the Rule is supposed to be the Golden Mean, but for simplicity we call it Thirds. The lines for Golden Mean are approximately 62.5% of the horizontal/vertical width/height, not 66.7% of Thirds.

Actually something like 1 to [1 + Sqrt (5)]/2 = 1: 1,618033989
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Post Options Post Options   Quote addy landzaat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2021 at 19:02
Originally posted by owenn01 owenn01 wrote:

Paul - you'll never make it with images lie that ( ). Why:
- The woman - the focal point - is too high in the frame
- She is way off 'The Third'
- She is looking out of the image - it takes the viewer out of the frame with her
- Too much foliage. Way too much.
- Highlights in said foliage need toning down
- Have you thought about adding a vignette to the image? That would bring the focus back into the centre of the frame
- There's nothing in the centre of the frame for the eye to lock onto
- Looks overexposed to ne - bring it down half or a full stop perhaps?
- That leaf - upper RHS - is very bright; you could clone that out to bring some interest into the upper RHS
- Did you consider moving to the left so more could be made of the stairs as a lead-in? A lead-in to the image would have worked well here.
- I can't see a catch light in the eyes......
- It's not a great hairstyle - she should have arranged her hair in such a way it doesn't fall over her one eye.

I'm hoping this doesn't jeopardize my position as an AE on here....

Thanks for sharing the image and your continued view on this shot!

Take care and best regards, Neil.
You missed the fact he did not focus on her eye. Portrait 101.

Without kidding, I like the picture very much. The picture has different areas with their own focus. The woman top left, the OOF leaves on the right, architecture on top, the arch on the bottom left. It works well, proofing that you can have "the eye" without knowing what you do. The only thing I would like different is the horizon, it is slightly off. TFS.

Edited by addy landzaat - 16 November 2021 at 19:40
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Roger Rex Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 17 November 2021 at 01:09
“The so-called rules of photographic composition are, in my opinion, invalid, irrelevant, immaterial.” Ansel Adams

“I didn’t write the rules. Why would I follow them?”   W. Eugene Smith

“What photographic rules should you follow? None, unless you want to create average images.” Cole Thompson

“Cole’s Rule of Thirds: A great image is comprised of 1/3 vision, 1/3 the shot and 1/3 processing. But everything begins with Vision, which drives the shot and the processing.” Cole Thompson

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